Family and Children's Association (FCA)

2018 Mini Mighty Man Triathlon TeamFCA Swims, Bikes, Run for Long Island Youth and Family Programs

Team FCA, comprised of 8 teams both individual and relay, participated in the 2018 EventPower Mini Mighty Man Triathlon on Sunday, April 22nd. The event took place at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow where more than 200 athletes competed in the 400 meter pool swim, 6 mile bike and 2 mile run […]

A First for Long Island Family & Children's Association & Catholic Health Services Offer "SHERPA" Services to Overdose Survivors and their Families

WEST ISLIP, NEW YORK – To further combat the growing opioid crisis, Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has partnered with Catholic Health Services (CHS) to offer “SHERPA” services to drug survivors and their families. The program is being piloted at CHS’s Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and later rolled out to other CHS hospitals. The […]

Family & Children’s Association Appoints New Board Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, April 4, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has named Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan to its Board of Trustees. Representing District 18, Mr. Lafazan was elected to the Nassau County Legislature in November 2017, becoming the youngest legislator ever to serve in the […]

Impact Report 2017

Family & Children’s Association (FCA) has been making an impact on Long Island’s most vulnerable children, seniors, families and their communities for over 130 years. Please take a moment to see how the communities we serve continue to benefit from our programs and services.

FCA Responds to Trump’s Plan for Addressing Opioid Crisis

The President of the United States spoke in Manchester, New Hampshire today to announce his plan for addressing the opioid crisis and FCA has a clear response: “Though law enforcement is a critical component in the efforts to address substance abuse, there’s universal recognition – even among law enforcement professionals – that we cannot arrest […]

Preventing Gun Violence One Conversation at a Time

By Kelly Kass, Senior Writer, Marketing Works It’s 11:30 on a Tuesday morning. Ta’Isha Gist is alerted about a shooting that has occurred in Hempstead. She begins to assemble her team of outreach workers to canvas the neighborhood and prevent any retaliatory incidents from occurring. Ta’Isha is the Program Manager of SNUG, a gun violence […]

Family & Children’s Association Renames Nursery Co-Op Agency Honors the Memory of Former Teacher/Director Lynn Vanderhall

MINEOLA, NEW YORK, March 12th, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) held a moving ceremony on March 12th to pay tribute to longtime staff member Lynn Vanderhall, who passed away tragically in August 2017. The agency’s Nursery Co-Op, located in Hempstead, New York, was renamed the Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op in her […]

Diverting Teens from PINS Petition

For the first time during the month of January PINS Diversion has partnered with FCA’s Family Treatment & Recovery Centers and now has a Nurse Practitioner on site several hours per week.  Youth in need of an up-to-date psychological evaluation to secure Single Point of Access (SPOA) services are scheduled to meet with the NP […]

Finance Executive Rita Thakkar Joins Family & Children’s Association Board FCA Appoints New Trustee; CA’s Rita Thakkar to Join Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MINEOLA, NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 ­– Family & Children’s Association (FCA), a leading human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, has appointed finance executive Rita Thakkar, CPA, CIA to its Board of Trustees. Thakkar, who is based in the New York City area, is vice president, Internal Audit for CA Technologies, […]

Family & Children’s Association to Rename Nursery Co-op Agency to Honor Memory of Former Teacher/Director Lynn Vanderhall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MINEOLA, NEW YORK, February 20th, 2018– Long Island nonprofit Family & Children’s Association (FCA) will be holding a ceremony on March 12th to pay tribute to longtime staff member Lynn Vanderhall, who passed away tragically in August 2017. The agency’s Nursery Co-op, located in Hempstead, New York, will be renamed in […]

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